Tree Haiku

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Tree Haiku

Post by edfrank » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:02 pm

Tree Haiku
By Vanessa Richins, About.com Guide

http://treesandshrubs.about.com/od/topi ... ehaiku.htm

Definition:
The haiku is a Japanese form of poetry. It is composed of 3 lines totaling 17 syllables. The form is as follows:

•First line: 5 syllables
•Second line: 7 syllables
•Third line: 5 syllables

Feeling creative? Write a haiku about trees below.

(As of this posting Vanessa's readers had written 15 tree themed haikus. These can be read at the webaddress listed above.)

Other links:

Haiku for People http://www.toyomasu.com/haiku/#howtowritehaiku

How to write Haiku http://www.ahapoetry.com/haiku.htm

Haiku Habits http://haikuhabits.com/category/haiku-p ... out-trees/

Start Writing Haiku http://inzenity.org/mythku/how2ku.htm

How to write a Haiku Poem http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Haiku-Poem

Begin Haiku http://www.haikuworld.org/begin/mdwelch.apr2003.html
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ENTS,

It looks like we have a Haiku Slam going on here.
Jenny wrote:I know I've posted this poem several times, but never has it been more apt! Seeing this post describing the impossible feats of the oak while cherry blossoms are blooming madly makes it too tempting:

The oak tree.
Not interested
In cherry blossoms.

-Basho (1644 - 1694, Japan)
Steve Galehouse wrote:The cherry tree.
Needs not
the weighty limb.

Gēru-hausu, 2010
Jenny, you are up, unless someone else wants to poet here.

Ed Frank

..
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Re: Tree Haiku

Post by Jenny » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:14 pm

I think I've got at least a few tree haiku in me...

Here's my first try in the oak tree/cherry tree theme:

Cherry blossoms fall.
From the crown of the oak tree,
a hummingbird's tears.
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. ~Bill Vaughn

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Re: Tree Haiku

Post by Steve Galehouse » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:05 pm

The leaves remain still
Old wind decides to rustle
Composure regained

Geru-hausu
every plant is native somewhere

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Re: Tree Haiku

Post by Steve Galehouse » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:27 pm

Ed, Jenny--

I just need to know when iambic pentameter kicks in---I think I can pass as Shakespearean.


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Re: Tree Haiku

Post by edfrank » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:48 pm

Red maple blossoms
Red leaves burst from winter buds
Red changes to green
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Re: Tree Haiku

Post by edfrank » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:56 pm

Ghosts of hemlock trees
Hemlock wooly adelgid
Death haunts the gray spring
"I love science and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awe by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and revigorate it." by Robert M. Sapolsky

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Re: Tree Haiku

Post by James Parton » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:52 am

Great, Ed, so true and so sad.

JP
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Re: Tree Haiku

Post by Jenny » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:54 am

Great haiku Ed. Amazing how much those 17 syllables can express.

Jenny
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. ~Bill Vaughn

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Re: Tree Haiku

Post by edfrank » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:19 am

Jenny, James,

It is more like bad haiku, but I doubt there are many haiku's that include the phrase "hemlock wooly adelgid." How about the rest of you? Try writing a short haiku, good or bad, 17 sylables. How hard can it be?

Ed
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Re: Tree Haiku

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:44 pm

Ed, Jenny, Steve, Live Oaks Spreading Wide Massive Trunks and Limbs collide Leaves and Moss year round

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